Dr. David Melon, MD

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Dr. David Melon, MD
Dr. David Melon is board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He received his undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia. A native of New Jersey, he then went on to graduate from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. This was followed by a five year residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, OH. His specialty training in ENT encompasses today's most innovative and proven medical and surgical techniques. Dr. Melon's professional interests include all of general and pediatric otolaryngology. He is a member of the Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and the American Thyroid Association. Dr. Melon is the Co-Director of Audiologic and Hearing Aid Services within the Carolina ENT clinic. He also currently serves as the Otolaryngology Section Chair at Frye Regional Medical Center, the Otolaryngology Section Chief at Catawba Valley Medical Center, the Surgical Services Joint Governance Council at Catawba Valley Medical Center, the Surgical Services Committee at Frye Regional Medical Center, and is the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Frye Regional Medical Center. He is the Secretary for the Catawba Valley Medical Society. He is currently serving as the Board Chairman at Viewmont Surgery Center. Awards, Honors & Recognition CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Allscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts, 2013 Publications & Presentations Illuminating protein interactions in tissue using confocal and two-photon excitation fluorescent resonance energy transfer microscopy.Mills, J.D., Stone, J.R., Rubin, D.G., Melon, D.E., Okonkwo, D.O., Periasamy, A., Helm, G.A.J Biomed Opt 2003 Jul Dose-response of cyclosporin A in attenuating traumatic axonal injury in rat.Okonkwo, D. O., Melon, D. E., Pellicane, A. J., Mutlu, L. K., Rubin, D. G., Stone, J. R., Helm, G. A.Neuroreport 2003 Mar 3 Trans-sodium crocetinate increases oxygen delivery to brain parenchyma in rats on oxygen supplementation.Okonkwo, D. O., Wagner, J., Melon, D. E., Alden, T., Stone, J. R., Helm, G. A., Jane, J. A.Neurosci Lett 2003 Dec 4

304 10th Ave NE

Hickory, NC 28601

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(828) 322-2183

Dr. David Melon, MD

Dr. David Melon, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Offering the best office staff and setting to provide the best Ear, Nose and Throat and Allergy care
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Dr. Melon's Experience

Dr. Melon's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngic Allergy

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • TMJ
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Vestibule Floor of Mouth
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyrodectomy
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Virginia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • The Ohio State University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • The Ohio State University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Allscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts, 2013
Media & Publications
  • Trans-sodium crocetinate increases oxygen delivery to brain parenchyma in rats on oxygen supplementation. Okonkwo, D.O., Wagner, J., Melon, D.E., Alden, T., Stone, J.R., Helm, G.A., Jane, J. A. Neurosci Lett, 2003 Dec 4
  • Dose-response of cyclosporin A in attenuating traumatic axonal injury in rat. Okonkwo, D.O., Melon, D.E., Pellicane, A. J., Mutlu, L.K., Rubin, D.G., Stone, J.R., Helm, G. A. Neuroreport, 2003 Mar 3
  • Illuminating protein interactions in tissue using confocal and two-photon excitation fluorescent resonance energy transfer microscopy. Mills, J.D., Stone, J.R., Rubin, D.G., Melon, D.E., Okonkwo, D.O., Periasamy, A., Helm, G.A. J Biomed Opt, 2003 Jul

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

Dr. Melon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Melon to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Melon's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Morganton, NC |
Our first (and so far only) visit with Dr. Melon gets an A+++. He listened to us, actually read the information we filled out on the patient forms, asked us relevant questions, explained options we had as well as his recommendation, answered all questions we had, used his training and God given sense to make a diagnosis and give us a treatment plan - all WITHOUT doing unnecessary tests since the tests would not have changed his recommendation. We were WELL pleased 100%!
I want to personally thank Dr. Melon and his staff for their care for my 90 year old mother. His successful surgery on my mother's esophagus has allowed her to swallow normally for the first time in years. No more fears of her choking when eating! Thank you for your expert skills!!
in Morganton, NC |
I have a history of acid reflux and am at risk of throat cancer. Two years ago I had occasional difficulty swallowing food, a new and alarming experience. I explained to Dr Melon something's wrong. Using a very thin fiber optic scope he identified the problem as a benign granuloma of a vocal cord, not cancer, and no biopsy necessary. He recommended medication. Last week, after two years of omeprazole, the lesion is gone and the risk of cancer reduced. Thanks to Dr Melon.
Boone, NC |
I would gladly recommend Doctor Melon. My experience with him and his staff was unfailingly positive. I was referred to him for surgery to remove my thyroid, and despite my dismay at this outcome and the stress of having surgery for the first time, he was very reassuring and empathetic. He was also very thorough sharing information and answering questions. I feel confident about his judgement and skills and would not hesitate to see him again or recommend him to others.
Hickory NC |
Passionate. Gifted beyond years. He manifest kindness . Deep Thinker..life savior. Extremely compassionate to his patients! ! Excellent listener. Brilliant physician and surgeon. I would highly recommend Dr. Melon of Carolina Ear Nose Throat Head and Neck Surgery Center!
in Morganton, NC |
Dr. Melon took his time and explained my procedure in terms that I could understand. During my procedure he was very calming and really cared about my well being.
in Morganton, NC |
Hi I am bobby.t I had an lump on my neck and was scared of results .but the staff and Dr.David Melon I had a bunch of problems and they all took the time to listen for my fears and .they where so great about everything .if you need ears nose and throat. For any of your family .highly recommend Dr.Melon... 5 stars and two thumbs up.... Special thanks to him and his staff .
in Morganton, NC |
After seeing several physicians, Dr. Melon was the first to show actual concern for my health issue. I did not feel rushed whatsoever during my appointment and he was very professional and personable and made good recommendations. This was my second visit with Dr. Melon.
in Port St. Joe, Florida |
Dr. Melon was able to reassure me that my problem was treatable and manageable. Dr. Melon has a youthful appearance but was able to put this 80 year old woman at ease. Dr. Melon schedule a round of test for my balance and dizzyness gave me a simple exercise developed by Dr. Cho that works for me. Grace Hospital did a MRI; his Hickory office had a Dr. Mooney do vestibular test on me & in both places, I was treated with dignity and care. I highly recommend Dr. Melon and his staff.
Hickory, NC |
Dr. Melon is great for families of all ages. He makes you feel comfortable and takes the necessary time to make you feel like the only patient in the building. I have never had a bad experience therefore refer him to family and friends. He conducted surgeries on both my children and he had my complete trust. He is our trusted doctor.
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Hospitals where Dr. Melon has admitting privileges

Catawba Valley Medical Center
810 Fairgrove Church Rd
Hickory, NC 28602
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Frye Regional Medical Center
420 N Center St
Hickory, NC 28601
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